MEUSA Interview With Edie Windsor (Part 2): Life And Love Before Stonewall

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UK: Stonewall Garden wins gold at RHS flower show

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An LGBT-themed garden designed to support charity Stonewall has won gold at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The garden, entitled

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UK: Stonewall report shows Scotland ‘lagging behind’ on tackling bullying

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A new report on homophobic bullying in primary and secondary schools indicates that Scottish schools are lagging behind others in Britain.

The figures were collected from a YouGov survey on 2,043 teachers and are contained in the Teachers’ Report 2014, which was released by Stonewall at the Education for All conference on Friday.

11% of primary school teachers in Scotland were more likely to report that pupils experienced homophobic bullying or name-calling

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Stonewall conference launches Teachers’ Report into homophobic bullying

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Stonewall has published a report showing the extent of homophobic bullying in schools, at the charity’s latest Education for All conference, held for teachers and students on Friday.

The Teachers’ Report, which contains research conducted by YouGov of teachers across England, Scotland and Wales, indicates general improvements since the last report (published in 2009).

Nevertheless, 86% of secondary school teachers and 45% of primary school teachers still report that pupils in their school have experienced homophobic bullying.

Luke Tryl, Head of Education at Stonewall, told the conference:

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Stonewall: School leaders must do more to combat homophobic bullying

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Research conducted by Stonewall into homophobic bullying in schools has found that teachers believe heads and school governors are doing less to combat bullying than they were five years ago.

Support from school leaders was the only area in the Teachers’ Report, published at the Education for All conference (Friday), that was deemed to have worsened since the last report in 2009.

Only 42% of secondary teachers agreed that their head teacher demonstrated clear leadership on tackling homophobic bullying. The figure dropped to 32% for primary teachers.

The picture appears worse with school governors (in England and Wales only). Only 15% of primary school teachers and 20% of secondary school teachers felt that their governors demonstrated clear leadership on tackling bullying.

The report warns that this is

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Stonewall education head: Improving teacher training is the key to tackling homophobic bullying

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Luke Tryl is Head of Education at Stonewall. He spoke to PinkNews.co.uk at Stonewall’s Education for All conference ahead of the publication of the Teachers’ Report 2014, about what still needs to be done.

What do you think is next in the fight for LGBT rights now that the UK is introducing marriage equality?
I think it’s all about education – though I would say that! Now it’s not about changing laws, it’s about changing hearts and minds, and the battle to change hearts and minds starts in our schools.

I think we can sometimes end up thinking that the job is done, but actually our research published today shows that homophobic bullying is almost endemic in our secondary schools; that children in primary schools, children as young as five are using phrases like

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Labour leaders pay tribute to Stonewall founder and Labour politician Michael Cashman

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Tony Blair was among several Labour figures to pay tribute to Michael Cashman at a party marking his contribution to politics and LGBT rights.

Mr Cashman officially retired from the European Parliament yesterday. An LGBT Labour reception was held in honour of his 15 years of service on Wednesday evening.

Tony and Cherie Blair were the surprise guests at the central London event.

Also present were Labour politicians Yvette Cooper, Gloria De Piero, Ben Bradshaw, Chris Bryant, Sharon Hodgson and Baroness Royall.

Earlier, a video tribute from all four surviving Labour leaders, Ed Miliband, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Neil Kinnock, was played out in front of Mr Cashman.

The video featured messages from Paul O’Grady, Sir Ian McKellen, Michelle Collins, and Glenys Kinnock.

Visibly moved and overwhelmed, Mr Cashman expressed his gratitude and said that he simply “did not deserve this”.

He gave special thanks to his partner of over twenty years, Paul Cottingham, who he described as “my hero”.

Mr Cashman said his retirement as an MEP did not mean he would be retiring from public life and LGBT campaigning.

Recently enacted anti-gay laws in several countries meant the fight for LGBT rights “would continue for another generation”.

He vowed to continue to “make mischief” and recalled the words of his father who said: “If you still have a brain

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